Polio - The Last One Percent

Led by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the fight against polio is 99 percent of the way towards complete eradication. For those who live with the disease, breakdancer B-Boy Junior of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is an inspiration.

Those leading the fight against polio have urged continued vigilance against the disease. Sporadic outbreaks have occurred this year in a number of African countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo and, just last week, Angola.

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  • Nigeria:   Jonathan Increases Anti-Polio Funding to N4.8 Billion

    Leadership, 30 October 2011

    As part of measures to eradicate polio in Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan has announced that Nigeria will increase its contribution to polio eradication efforts from 2.7… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Global Leaders Pledge to Fight Polio

    Vanguard, 29 October 2011

    World leaders Saturday added their weight to a push to eradicate polio, pledging millions of dollars in new funds to bring an end to the crippling and potentially fatal disease. Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Why Polio Cases Resurfaced - Dr. Yahaya

    Daily Trust, 25 October 2011

    Etsu of Shonga in Edu local government area of Kwara State, Dr. Haliru Yahaya is the chairman of the board of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA). In this… Read more »

  • Ghana:   240,000 Children to Receive Vaccination Against Polio

    Ghanaian Chronicle, 28 October 2011

    The Upper East Region, on Thursday October 27, joined the rest of the country in the on-going National Immunisation Day against Polio, with over 240,000 children below five… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   We Must Step up Commitment Towards Eradicating Polio - Amaechi

    Vanguard, 24 October 2011

    Over the last few years, Nigeria has made significant progress toward eradicating polio, a devastating disease that continues to threaten our children with lifelong paralysis and… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Polio - the Task Ahead

    Leadership, 24 October 2011

    Over the last few years, Nigeria has made significant progress toward eradicating polio, a devastating disease that continues to threaten our children with lifelong paralysis and… Read more »